29 Overcoming Shyness Quotes and Sayings

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Suffering from shyness can be debilitating. This chronic anxiety negatively effects 4 out of 10 people. Here are some amazing overcoming shyness quotes and sayings that are encouraging.

“A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.”

“Act the way that you want to feel.”

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

“But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.”

“Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.”

“Don’t believe everything you think.”

“Everybody sees me as this sullen and insecure little thing. Those are just the sides of me that I feel necessary to show because no one else seems to be showing them.”

“I almost tell him that I’d never be able to do something like that, just take out my instrument and begin playing on a street corner.”

“I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.”

“I realised I really was shy. And once I was in it, I couldn’t escape.”

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

“Life can pass you by if you don’t take risks.”

“My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.”

“Shy people are my favorites. The unmistakable glint of shyness in someone’s eyes can mesmerize me for years!”

“Shyness is just egoism out of its depth.”

“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.”

“Suddenly he saw himself as others in the crowd must surely see him; a silent, solitary figure, standing apart from the rest.”

“The idea that you are not good enough and that people will not like you is something that has been ingrained into your mind over many years.”

“The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.”

“The moment of crisis had come, and I must face it. My old fears, my diffidence, my shyness, my hopeless sense of inferiority, must be conquered now and thrust aside. If I failed now I should fail forever.”

“The perfect is the enemy of the good.”

“We often marvel at how introverted, geeky, kid ‘blossom’ into secure and happy adults. We liken it to a metamorphosis.”

“What he feared the most was that all this hiding had made it impossible for him to ever be found again.”

“When he was younger, he used the slightest opportunity to slip away from people, without his being able to understand very clearly why he did so: a longing to break free and to breathe in the fresh air?”

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“When you get shy, you’re simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.”

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

“You’re always saying people don’t like you but people can’t like something that’s not there.”

“You’re not shy. You just like who you like.”

There are many ways you can go about overcoming shyness. Start to make a positive change in your life today.